May 12, 2019
  The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) announced last week the recipients of the organization’s 2019 career awards, honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to the strength and conditioning community throughout their careers.
Strength and Conditioning
May 12, 2019
By Mike Gentry Two great exercises that may have lost some of their appeal but are still super productive and effective are pull-up variations and dip variations.  Both exercises require minimal equipment and can be started by beginners with assistance from an exercise band or manual assistance from a training partner if needed.  Both exercises can be performed as bodyweight exercises when the athlete is strong enough to do so, and both exercises can be progressively weighted for the advanced strength athlete.
May 12, 2019
Many teams hold training sessions or regular practice sessions in the early morning hours. Sometimes this is done out of necessity, other times coaches and strength/conditioning coaches believe it's a good way to instll the value of hard work and determination their athletes. But is it the best thing for your athletes?
Sports Medicine
May 9, 2019
  By Mark Callanen, PT, DPT, OCS Clinicians are faced with treating inflammation on a daily basis. When treating muscle strains, sound knowledge of the mechanisms involved with tissue healing and knowing which evidence-based therapies effectively reduce pain and inflammation are paramount to restoring function as quickly as possible. There are several options to treat pain and inflammation, but which choice is best?
May 7, 2019
  By Mike Gentry The title of this blog represents my philosophy of evaluation of training methods.   Look for the best in whatever you’re studying, what’s useful and applicable to you and your situation. Like most coaches, I’m always interested in finding a better way to do something.  A better chance to win. Here are some questions you might ask yourself as you’re evaluating training methods. 1. Does this system make sense to me?
Leadership
May 7, 2019
An unwritten part of all athletic trainers’ job descriptions, mentoring has a long tradition in the profession. Here’s how to provide the right guidance.

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